Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.1
868 reviews
£25 and under
British
Deep in the heart of the East Devon countryside, surrounded by acres of farmland, you'll find the award-winning Greendale Farm Shop and it's family-friendly cafe & restaurant. The Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is much loved by visitors and locals alike. The cafe offers a new extensive menu, created around many of the items sold in it's shop and showcasing fresh, local produce from our farm and fishing boats. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are no problem and we have a children's menu for the little ones, too. The farm shop cafe and restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also offers teas and coffees, delicious cakes and Devon cream teas.

Once you've eaten why not take a stroll along our family farm trail. The trails follow a level path that’s just right for pushchairs and little legs where you can say hello to all of the animals, visit Oscar the curious Ostrich and maybe take our vintage tractors for an imaginary ‘test drive’.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 868 People Are Saying
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LiisaB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very disappointing dinner. We booked for 8 people at 7:00. We sat outside which was a bit cold but it wasn’t the best weather.
We ordered drinks and that was fine. Except this was the second time that you did not have the bottle of wine that we wanted,
We then ordered our food and waited for a hour or more for anything to arrive. Disappointing presentation and the chips were cold.
We love the shop but will hesitate coming back for hot food.
No gluten free burger buns either

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Disappointed15
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience1

It was very cold. The service was very good, nice friendly staff. The food was not very good. Soggy saute potatoes, too many capers with my fish. Tea was tasteless which is quite difficult to achieve.

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ChristinaS
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, good service and friendly staff. We sat inside and it was cold as all doors were open, which was good to protect aganst the virus, but the wind blowing through was cold. Fortunately we were able to move to a warmer seat.

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Beepoda
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely omelette, nice ambience in the outdoor cafe. Great service with a smile.

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MaureenH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Breakfast was good, just a shame the restaurant was cold.

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LittleLis
Devon
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I visit Greendale many times. Went for breakfast today. It was freezing! Waited to be seated even though it was quiet.. food always good but it seems to be going downhill of late. Need to look at improving customer service & the heating.

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Stroudley
Devon
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent addition to shopping in the farm shop. Good fresh air location.

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AnsalT
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was excellent. The temperature in the refurbished restaurant unfortunately was not. Take a jacket with you just in case. It was very cold inside, and we were next to the radiator.

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Tony
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food very good but for the second time in a week the service is very slow, after being shown to our table no one came to take our order for over 15 mins.

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johnD
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was our first visit to the cafe although we have used the shop many times. Everything was very good especially the staffs attitude and help. We shall certainly come again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were sat on the patio so the food got cold before we could finish.

Service by pleasant staff but slow

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GaryG
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Good value. Service was patchy but acceptable....

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent meal with excellent service, as usual.

SB
SuzieB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service great, dog friendly. Definitely return

KG
KellyG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast. Booking was super easy and the setting was fantastic

MF
MattiaF
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, wonderful environment and ambience.

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Claire2
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is so much better than a few months ago , the cooking & presentation has improved leaps & bounds.
Well done Greendale for sorting it out.
The service is much quicker and the drinks arrived before the food, which is always good.

JD
JohnD
Devon
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service-friendly and pleasant staff- excellent value for money. I thoroughly recommend Greendale cafe.

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amywamey
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great, delicious food

Seemed a bit short of staff like everywhere is now

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LynneS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and efficient. Food always good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had the fish and chips , great value and a good size portion.Highly recommended

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StephanieC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal and evening here.
Bonus was the feee desserts!

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CliveB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make sure you book a table in advance, worked well.

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molly
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

service was bad just walk pass use so many times they look over but just didnt come over when meal arrived it was cold i been lots of time to greendales but dont think i be back

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DeniseC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greendale near Exeter was easy to book, superb choice of starters, mains and deserts. Food was extremely good and staff polite, helpful and cheerful. Excellent seating arrangement inside and in heated covered and partitioned area. Felt extremely safe if you're Covid aware. Fantastic price and quality

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RichardO
Devon
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible experience with barking dog and screaming children. Sat for 15 minutes waiting to be served and eventually gave up in favour of take away fish and chips. Previous experiences have been much better than this but everything now seems to have gone to pot. There seemed to be enough waiting staff but it was obvious that they lacked any basic training. Wont be visiting again any time soon.

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SuzeP
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been here many times and will be back. Good selection of foods on menu, maybe a bit pricey for the standard of comfort and style but always good quality and portion size good.
Love to browse in the shop, lots of tempting items on sale there.

Well worth a visit!

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SarahC
Devon
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was over cooked maybe even reheated such a shame as the last time it was amazing.

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The gravy with the roast dinner contained red wine but this was not mentioned on the menu as it should have been. I am allergic to alcohol and many other people need to know that information and there should be an alternative . Fortunately I asked for a check to be made. No ordinary gravy was offered so the dinners was very dry. It was very disappointing.

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Swissnic
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

After being impressed with the Farm Shop and the Takeaway, we thought we would try the Cafe! We arrived and we greeted professionally, and drinks arrived promptly. We then ordered Haddock and Chips - which impressed us so much from the takeaway - only to be told they could serve that as it wasn’t on the menu. Feet away, the takeaway was serving exactly what we came to enjoy! We asked the manager if they could arrange it for us and he told us that “due to health and safety, they couldn’t serve food from the takeaway kitchen”. We decided to go home with a takeaway if that was the case.

Whilst waiting in the takeaway queue, a waitress who was serving us in the cafe came over with a tray and picked up chips, cod and scampi for the restaurant!!!

I am not sure why haddock was forbidden and scampi and cod was okay - but being directly lied too is a bit much!

I would recommend the Greendale fish counter, butchery, bakery and takeaway! The cafe is good for only coffee whilst you wait!

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JanetT
Devon
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Greendale is on our best list of places to eat. The waiter and waitresses are young and enthusiastic their service is always friendly and helpful. We have never had a bad meal and their fish is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch as per usual from Greendale.

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KarenHoward17
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Used to love our visits here but since the refurb it’s been really disappointing. Food isn’t as good and portions sizes are half the size meaning it’s not good value.
My husband has twice had the fish and chips that you would expect to be the signature, best dish knowing they catch their own fish but it had clearly been stood a while before serving. Really disappointing and no longer somewhere we go will go out of our way to visit

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a visit. Good Value quality food. Quick service.

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Lynx60
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the scallops with black pudding and salad. Scallops cooked perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

JC
JC1234
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast. Very impressed that the orange juice was freshly squeezed. A great quality breakfast.

SG
SamanthaG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening with really tasty food, looking forward to next time

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Eddfsf
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Love food, all comes from the butchers so the meat is very good quality. Chips are from the fish and chip shop so again really nice. Depending on what day you go there are always different offers on, we had free deserts which were yummy!

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great it makes pleasant change to be served by friendly staff who seem happy and enjoy doing their job. The menu had a good variety, we decided on the fish and chips which was very good and reasonably priced.
We will be returning again soon.

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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.